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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Round-up

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of September 9, 2012

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016.

Despite a push for mobile business, China’s Baidu only has 35 percent of the mobile search volume.  The company is pushing for pre-installation of its search engine in mobile devices.  Read Original Content

According to a recent survey by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, over 50 percent of full-time employees prefer mobility and employing mobile technology into the workplace.  Read Original Content



Indian e-commerce site Freecharge.in offers a unique customer service plan in which customers can simply recharge their prepaid mobiles online and in return receive gift coupons of the same value.  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software www.antennasoftware.com
Globe Telecom is reaching out to the micro, small and medium-sized businesses in The Philippines, which comprise 99.6 percent of all Philippine enterprises, by offering its mobile marketing tool TxtConnect.  Read Original Content

Korea’s Samsung is wasting no time after its legal loss to Apple, already implementing plans to change its products and develop new mobile technologies.  Read Original Content


South Korean operator LG U+ and LG-Ericsson have partnered to offer subscribers in South Korea access to voice over LTE (VoLTE) services.  Read Original Content

The Android OS leads Apple’s iOS in mobile usage in the Asia Pacific region, with the biggest leads coming from New Zealand with 47 percent Android vs. 16 percent iOS; and Malaysia with 41 percent Android vs. 6 percent iOS.  Read Original Content

Google’s AdMob unit has more than 10,000 registered developers in China and its servers now get 7.9 billion requests a month to show ads to mobile-app users in the country.  Read Original Content


Indonesia's communication and information minister Tifatul Sembiring hopes to make Southeast Asia a free mobile roaming zone by 2014; however, analysts feel the goal may be too ambitious.  Read Original Content

According to some estimates, Chinese online shopping sites Taobao Marketplace and Taobao Mall are expected to see $31.45 billion worth of products traded this year.  Read Original Content

In a small victory for Samsung, the Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung did not violate an Apple patent related to synching smartphones and tablets with media devices.  Read Original Content

Hong Kong Disneyland is utilizing augmented reality technology and a new mobile app to enhance Disney’s Haunted Halloween for park guests in 2012.  Read Original Content

The Mobile Banking & Payments for Emerging Asia Summit 2012 will be held October 8 and 9, 2012 in Bali, Indonesia.   Read Original Content

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, China will pass the United States as the worldwide leader for mobile phone shipments in 2012, with a predicted 26.5 percent of all smartphone shipments in 2012, compared to 17.8 percent for the U.S.  Read Original Content

Japanese chat app Line beat Facebook in Japan, Taiwan and Singapore, becoming the most popular mobile social network app for iOS in those countries.  Read Original Content

In China’s competitive Internet market, Chinese social network Renren is moving toward mobile, e-commerce and gaming for continued growth.  Read Original Content

EastNets Remittance and Qtel have formed a partnership to provide mobile remittance service in Nepal.  Read Original Content

China’s search engine Baidu has launched a mobile browser, the Baidu Mobile Browser, with claims that it runs 20 percent faster than its competitors.  Read Original Content

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